Benefits of Cupping Therapy Q&A
Cupping therapy offers many benefits including the release of scar tissue and fascial adhesions, the reduction of painful trigger points, the improvement of circulation, blood and lymph circulation, the relief of pain, the promotion of mobility and range of motion, the improvement of mature scars, and the reduction of toxins. The biggest advantage of cupping therapy is its ability to help relieve pain. At Prosper Health & Rehab, we can help alleviate your pain. Learn more about cupping therapy today. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Vancouver, BC and Surrey, BC.
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Cupping therapy is a very old form of alternative medicine, and it involves a therapist putting special cups on your skin for a few minutes in order to create suction. This type of alternative therapy, which dates back thousands of years, helps increase blood circulation where it is placed. The result: muscle tension relief, which can help blood flow and promote cell repair.
There are two methods of cupping, dry and wet. The dry method involves your provider heating the inside of the cup with an alcohol-soaked cotton ball that is set aflame. The heat sends oxygen out of the cup, creating a vacuum. Once placed on the skin, the vacuum pulls the skin up into the cup. The wet method, on the other hand, utilizes a needle to lightly puncture your skin before, or sometimes after, cupping. Toxins leave the body through the puncture wounds during the actual procedure.
Cupping therapy has many advantages and helps people manage a variety of health conditions, including arthritis, which includes rheumatoid arthritis; knee pain, back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain; carpal tunnel syndrome; and gastrointestinal disorders, like irritable bowel disease. The therapy also helps treat high blood pressure/hypertension, as well as migraines or headaches. Most providers can use plastic or glass cups, but they can also be metal, silicone, bamboo, or ceramic.
Cupping therapy is relatively affordable and easy to access. It can be performed by a trained practitioner in a clinic or spa setting, and it can also be done at home with the proper equipment and training.
Cupping therapy is a safe, non-invasive, and effective alternative form of medicine that can be used to relieve pain, improve circulation, promote healing, and reduce inflammation.
After a cupping therapy session, it is common to experience some mild discomfort or soreness in the area where the cups were applied. This is a normal response and usually subsides within a day or two. Some people may also experience red or purple marks, called “cupping marks,” where the cups were applied.
These marks can last anywhere from a few days to a week and are not harmful. It is recommended to avoid strenuous activity and heat exposure for at least 24 hours after the treatment and to drink plenty of water to aid in flushing out any toxins released during the treatment. Follow-up sessions are usually recommended to be scheduled one week to 10 days apart, depending on the individual’s condition and response to the treatment.
Additionally, cupping, which is a low-risk therapy, may cause nausea, headaches, fatigue, soreness, and itching. However, there is normally no cause for concern, and these experiences do not last long.
The duration of cupping results can vary from person to person. Cupping therapy is often used to relieve pain and muscle tension, and the results can be felt immediately following the treatment. The relief can last for several days to a week, and it is not uncommon for patients to schedule regular sessions to maintain the benefits. For conditions such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or sciatica, a series of cupping sessions may be recommended to achieve long-term results.
Cupping therapy detoxifies the body by stimulating the lymphatic system and improving circulation, which helps flush out toxins and waste products. It also improves digestion and boosts the immune system by stimulating the digestive system and improving the absorption of nutrients. It’s important to keep in mind that cupping therapy is not a substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise, and it is best used in conjunction with other forms of treatment and lifestyle changes.
To ease discomfort, try our cupping at Prosper Health & Rehab. Our professionals are fully qualified. We serve patients from Vancouver BC, Surrey BC, Burnaby BC, Richmond BC, Langley BC, and Coquitlam BC.